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  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976

    ★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    I'm not sure I have ever seen a movie (well outside of TAXI DRIVER) that captures the seediness of the 70s better than this. It's such an odd picture, and not an accessible one either. I'm trying to imagine an average movie goer coming across this. I'm sure that wouldn't go well.

    Gazzara is great in this. He's so obsessed with his bad "strip" show. I kept trying to figure out who these people were going to this thing. It…

  • Raising Cain

    Raising Cain 1992

    ★★★½ Rewatched 15 Oct, 2016

    A week or so ago had viewed the theatrical cut of the film, and now the Director's cut (or re-cut as the featurette's refer to it as) that is on the new Scream Factory Blu-ray special edition.

    This cut makes a huge difference on a movie I already had liked. More linear, and by shifting the focus of the wife's story really improves the narrative. Lithgow's multiple personalities are much more shocking when introduced. You start off by hating the…

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013 1

    I hadn't seen this movie since opening night in 2007 (went straight from work to the Varsity theater in Toronto for it) and not only has this movie held up but it's better then I remember it which is tough because I thought it was great to begin with.

  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

    Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 2013

    ½ Watched 03 Mar, 2014

    Wow..so over the top bad. The last 45 minutes or so will leave you breathless - and not so much in a good way.

    Kim Kardashian is in it though....which really means nothing at all.